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UNDER THE SKIN: EXHIBITION

Monday 15 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Tuesday 16 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Wednesday 17 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Thursday 18 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Friday 19 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Saturday 20 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Sunday 21 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Monday 22 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Tuesday 23 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Wednesday 24 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Thursday 25 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Friday 26 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Saturday 27 October: 12:00am - 12:01am
Sunday 28 October: 12:00am - 12:01am

Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre, Corridor between the Treatment Centre and the Concourse, Addenbrooke's Hospital, CB2 0QQ

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the NHS - and at no time in its history has it been under such pressure.

Recent figures suggest 85% of people think the NHS is in crisis and 60% would be prepared to pay more in taxes to support the service. However, public understanding of how the health service works is limited, the NHS is complicated and there is more to it than doctors and nurses.

Over the past year, architectural photographer Richard Fraser has set out to look under the skin of the NHS at his local hospital Addenbrooke's, seeking out hidden corners and unseen aspects of care. Looking at what makes the hospital work, and keep working when experiencing unprecedented pressure.

This exhibition explores the places and spaces of the hospital as an 'abstract'; devoid of the people that serve it, yet the photographs are filled with hints and scraps of evidence of what people are trying to achieve through 24 hour healthcare delivery, whatever that may hold - joy, pain, loss. At all times, the project aims to highlight how NHS staff try to help these people and their loved ones along their path through life; always there, regardless of wealth or social background.

See related artist's talk: https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/under-skin-artists-talk

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Step-free access, Lift, Accessible toilet

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Age: 12+, Exhibition, Drop in, Free